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Willie Di James, an apostle with a living testimony

Pastor of the week

Willie Di James is the daughter of Evangelist Rachel Ross and Brother Willie Daniel James of Boston, Mass. She is also the loving and devoted mother of Brother Elijah L. James and grandmother of two lovely grandsons, Elijah Jr. and Jakorie. She was delivered from a life of drugs and alcohol addictions and on Nov. 2, 1992. James accepted the Lord as her personal savior. In August of this year James will celebrate 20 years in ministry.

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Preparing young men for the future one dress suit at a time

Seniors from various high schools were recently presented with suits and dress shirts courtesy of United Teachers of Dade (UTD), My Life My Power and Men’s Wearhouse.

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Lifestyle Happenings

The Miami Carol City Class of 1969 meets every second Saturday at Piccadilly’s restaurant on Hollywood Blvd. Call 786-419-3166. Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops for girls ages 6-8 and 9-12 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 305-758-1577 or visit www.childrendance.net

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Back in the saddle again

Coach Tim “Ice” Harris Sr. is right at home and back in the saddle again. Saturday, May 21, marked the first full scrimmage since Harris returned to Booker T. Washington High School as the varsity football head coach. The Tornadoes went through a full four-quarter scrimmage at Gibson Park last Saturday under the watchful eyes of Harris, Associate Head Coach Earl Tillman Jr. and a staff that’s chomping at the bit to win a record fifth consecutive state championship.

North Shore Medical Center honored for high quality stroke care

Medical center receives award for treatment of its patients

North Shore Medical Center earns the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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Panthers claim eight medals at event

Seven members of the Florida International University track and field team claimed eight medals and set four school records during this year's Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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North Shore opens hybrid operating suite, valve clinic

Facility to help improve diagnosis and treatment of heart disease

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year in the United States. JM Keckler Medical Co. said it was by far the leading cause of death for both women and men ages 35 and older, and the number is growing. On Tuesday, May 17, the North Shore Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Hybrid Operating Room & Vascular Suite — a laboratory that allows cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to work in tandem, offering patients more accurate testing in a shorter amount of time, and with minimum movement.

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Don’t stroke out

Lower blood pressure and cholesterol to reduce risk

May is American Stroke Month, and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has identified several important risk factors for stroke in African Americans. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the nation and the leading cause of preventable disability.

Lupus impacts women of color more

Disease can take up to six years to diagnose

May is Lupus Awareness Month. For far too long, many Americans have remained unaware that more than 1.5 million people, mostly women, are affected by lupus, and that it is the leading cause of kidney disease, stroke, and heart disease. How many people know that women of color are two to three times more likely to develop lupus than Caucasian women? Sadly, many in the communities most affected, and even those within the medical community, are far less educated about the signs and symptoms of lupus than other equally and less threatening medical conditions.

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FMU holds 137th commencement ceremony

Florida Memorial University held its 137th commencement on Saturday, May 14. At the commencement ceremony, FMU President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis conferred approximately 270 undergraduate degrees and 38 graduate degrees with the top five areas of concentration in Psychology, Education, Social Work, Criminal Justice and Business Administration.

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Destination Miami for the Memorial Day weekend

I hope you have your coins together because summer is swiftly approaching and all eyes turn south to Miami as the place to be for Memorial Day weekend. The holiday during which we remember those brave men and women who faithfully served and continually serve our country in the armed forces, has turned into one of the biggest party weekends of the year. This year, streets and beaches of Miami will be filled to capacity as vacationers and partygoers from around the world come to let loose. Even celebrities have been spotted on the white sandy beaches of South Beach like socialites Black Chyna and Rob Kardashian.

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Miami selected to host Super Bowl LIV

Game will be returning to South Florida after nearly a decade

The NFL Tuesday awarded Super Bowl LIV to South Florida in 2020. The announcement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came during the NFL’s Spring League Meeting in Charlotte. The Miami Super Bowl Host Committee now begins moving forward with proposed plans to host the NFL’s Championship Game a record-breaking 11th time. The game will be held at the newly revamped Dolphins’ stadium, which features a modernized exterior, shade canopy, four high-definition scoreboards and other enhancements, a result of the Miami Dolphins’ more than $450 million privately funded renovation.

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Charity event benefits South Florida youth

The OBIEs features food and scholarships

This year’s Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence Awards (The OBIEs): A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue took place on Friday, May 20, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue featured a night of food,

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Black woman runs for open U.S. Senate seat in Florida

Pam Keith hopes to change history with a win in Marco Rubio's old post

“I can do a better job.” That’s what Pam Keith thought after she heard U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio speak after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address. Rubio was giving the Republican response to the president’s speech. Keith said Rubio “spent 15 minutes delivering hollow, negative catch phrases aimed at the president. I can do better.” So when Rubio’s seat opened up, Keith signed up to fill it. She is one of three Democrats seeking the seat. Counting the Republicans, seven other candidates want the seat. Keith is not daunted. The Democratic challengers are Patrick Murphy, who Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have endorsed — and Alan Grayson, both white men.

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Opa-locka commissioner Terence Pinder involved in accident

Opa-locka Commissioner Terence Pinder was involved in an auto accident Tuesday morning near Opa-locka airport. Officers from Opa-locka and Miami-Dade Police Departments were at the scene. Mayor Myra Taylor also is at the scene, but said she had little information.

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Brown is the New White’ an interesting read

Book discusses history of race and cultural diversity in U.S. politics

Your vote matters. At least that’s what they tell you, but you have your doubts. You’re ONE of millions of people who’ll go to the polls in November. You’re a raindrop in the sea, a needle in a voting haystack. But as you’ll see in “Brown is the New White” by Steve Phillips, you are more powerful than you think. In 1968, the year Martin Luther King was assassinated, about 12 percent of the U.S. population comprised “people of color.” Forty years later, on the night that Barack Obama was elected president, 36 percent of Americans were African American, Latino, Asian American, Arab American or Native American.

What's in a name? Many trademark labels, words

Names behind some words may surprise you

When he died, the rock star, Prince, left not only a vault containing a treasure trove of music and videos. He also left behind the ownership of a highly valuable trademark, but that trademark wasn’t filed until 2014. Paisley Park Enterprises’ seemingly late registration of the “Prince” trademark actually makes sense.

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Workforce housing opens in Miami Gardens

Pelican cove Apartment HOMES, 10 years in the making, welcomed public for tour

Miami Gardens has more mixed-income housing with the opening of the Pelican Cove apartment complex. Thursday morning, May 12, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan welcomed the complex to the community that was more than 10 years in the making. “The project started in 2005, trying to put the funding together in order to have the development take place and what was critical to the process was making sure the surtax funds were in place so this can be affordable,” said Jordan. She said surtaxes are funds that are set

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Working the workplace in the new age, 21st Century

Keys to success, power, happiness and stability

Congratulations on getting a new job, or landing that new promotion! Now what? We know that a lot of preparation went into tailoring your résumé, the job search, the first impression, the power suit, every job interview, the proposal and even the salary negotiation. But, did you know that acclimating to a new job or a new role is just as important as the job search, the probationary period and your next opportunity?

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Rappel for a good cause at MCI fundraiser

One adventurous couple has won the "Wed Over the Edge" wedding experience

The 4th annual “Over The Edge” fundraiser presented by Liberty City-based Miami Children’s Initiative will be June 3- 4. This thrilling event challenges supporters to rappel 19 stories (200 feet!) down the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, located at 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami. Rapellers  or “edgers” will include local community, civic and business leaders, elected officials, philanthropists, university presidents, members of the general public, and more.

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